Phrasal Verb List A complete phrasal verb list in English would include over 2,000 phrasal verbs. We have tons of them, and we use them all the time without realizing it. Phrasal verbs are, in fact, one of the most difficult things to learn in English because there are so many of them, and because they can’t be translated literally. However, here, you can at least learn what phrasal verbs are, how to recognize them, and where to go to find their meanings. What Is a Phrasal Verb? A phrasal verb is different from a verb phrase. A phrasal verb is simply a verb made up of more than one word. Usually, the words that constitute a phrasal verb are a verb and a preposition, but that is not always the case. To give another example, the verb “give” means to turn over the possession of something. How to Recognize Phrasal Verbs So how do you know when you’re dealing with a phrasal verb and not just a verb and a preposition? Phrasal Verb List The following is a short phrasal verb list to give you some examples.
Phrasal Verb Dictionary To look up a phrasal verb, click a letter in the menu. The formats below are used in phrasal verb definitions.separable verbs: (talk * into)inseparable verbs: (run into +)object can be in both positions: (look * up +) 1. Example: I ran into my teacher at the movies last night. run + into = meet He ran away when he was 15. run + away = leave home 2. Example: He suddenly showed up. 3. Example: I made up the story. 4. Example: I talked my mother into letting me borrow the car. 5. Example: I ran into an old friend yesterday. 6. Example: I looked the number up in the phone book. 7. Example: I looked the number up in the phone book. Also try our Verb + Preposition Dictionary to look up standard verb + prepostion combinations. Your personal online English school.
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Multi-word verbs: Learner problems Multi-word verbs: Learner problems Submitted by admin on 28 June, 2005 - 13:00 Multi-word verbs are complex and present problems for learners both in terms of their grammatical form and their lexical meaning. I find that learners around the world tend to panic at the mere mention of their name, and to avoid using them for fear of making mistakes. In this article I shall be looking at why this is and how as teachers we can try to encourage students to use them. Various meanings Collocation Helping students with collocation Particles Pronunciation Grammatical form Conclusion Various meanings Many multi-word verbs carry more than one meaning. I have found that it is best to deal with the meaning of the verb that is salient in the text. Many multi-word verbs carry a literal meaning, e.g." Collocation Multi-word verbs present problems in terms of the words with which they collocate. Particles The meaning of the particles, i.e. Students are frequently reluctant to give stress to particles.
The History of Phrasal Verbs The Historical Rise of the English Phrasal Verb George J. M. copyright 2005 Outline: I. I. A phrasal verb in Present-Day English is a verb that takes a complementary particle, in other words, an adverb resembling a preposition, necessary to complete a sentence. II. Old English generally did not possess phrasal verbs as they are found in Present-Day English. The formation of prefixed verbs in Old English was no longer productive in Middle English, and the loss of productivity was already evident in Old English, in which certain authors added a post-verbal particle to prefixed verbs, possibly because the prefix was losing meaning (Denison, “Origins’, 47). IV. The incidence of phrasal verbs exploded in Early Modern English. V. Phrasal verbs are still currently productive, and there has been the rise of a more complex form, the three-part phrasal-prepositional verb, which includes a verb, a post-positioned particle, and a complementary prepositional phrase. VI. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. VII. VIII. IX.
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Gerunds and infinitives: Farmer Jones and his wife Gerunds and infinitives: Farmer Jones and his wife Submitted by admin on 1 July, 2009 - 13:58 This activity looks at the problem of whether verbs are followed by the gerund or infinitive. At Upper Intermediate level (B2 on the CEF level and FCE Cambridge exams) students are confronted with this problem and it is often useful to practise more thoroughly to help the difference in meaning of the verbs become part of the learners’ active knowledge. After the straightforward rules for verbs like manage (infinitive) and enjoy (gerund) it can be quite difficult for students to grasp the difference in meaning between a verb like try which can be followed by both, but with different meanings. Activity components Worksheet - Farmer Jones storyDownload Farmer Jones story worksheet 11.35 kb Preparation Give out a copy of the Farmer Jones story. Procedure Ask the students to read the story and then attempt the exercise in pairs. Answers: 1. falling - always gerund with can't help 3. having - again result
Phrasal verbs: Introduction – article By Lindsay Clandfield Introductory article on approaches to teaching phrasal verbs. Introduction What is a phrasal verb? Phrasal verb, multi-word verb or two-part verb? Definition from the Macmillan English Dictionary - Language Awareness section** A Phrasal Verb is a verb formed from two (sometimes three) parts; a verb and an adverb or preposition. Phrasal verbs sometimes have meanings that can easily be guessed (such as sit down or look for). What is different about phrasal verbs? In one sense, you can say that phrasal verbs are just more words and should be treated as such. There are five types of phrasal verb. From the Macmillan English Dictionary - Language Awareness section** Formality Phrasal verbs are more informal, and are found in informal texts and in spoken language. Often learners will tell you with a shake of their head that they really need to “do some phrasal verbs”. Try to avoid teaching phrasal verbs in the following ways: How to approach and teach phrasal verbs